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Police: Suspect in armed robbery dies after being shot by Glendale officer

Police said the man shot and killed by an officer allegedly committed an armed robbery of a convenience store and later threatened to shoot officers.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A man shot by a police officer during an investigation into an armed robbery at a convenience store has died, the Glendale Police Department said on Monday.

The department says the man killed in the police shooting was 28-year-old Maxwell Jerome Davis. 

This marked the second fatal police shooting for the Glendale Police Department in less than week after a home burglary suspect was shot by an officer last week.

Glendale PD said it received reports of the attempted robbery of a convenience store near Bethany Home Road & 51st Avenue early Sunday morning.

Police say that Maxwell committed an armed robbery at the store while "simulating a handgun and threating to shoot the clerk and others in the store." The department says Maxwell grabbed some items from the counter and left on foot. 

An officer later located Maxwell near the 4900 block of Bethany Home Road where the department says that Maxwell threatened to shoot the officer and ran into a mobile home community. 

The department says a second officer found Maxwell hiding between two cars and he allegedly told the officer he was going to shoot him while making a move toward his waistband and then raising his hands in a motion of pointing a gun at the officer. 

Glendale PD says the officer saw Maxwell with "an object" in his hand and that’s when the officer drew his gun and fired at Maxwell striking him.

The department says officers used trauma kits to provide aid to Maxwell, who was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Glendale PD says detectives processed the scene located a "dark green sharp object near where Maxwell fell," but the department did not say what that object was. 

There were no other injuries reported. 

The officer who shot Maxwell has been placed administrative leave, which is protocol. 

The investigation is on-going at this time. 

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